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Cluster Hire in Biology of Behavior:
Two Faculty Positions: Open Rank

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We are excited to announce two open positions at any rank as part of a planned cluster hire of five positions in the Department of Biology. We invite creative, innovative, dynamic individuals who would like to be part of a strong team to apply for the following tenured/tenure-track faculty positions, which begin fall 2017:

  • A Molecular Neurobiologist who studies mechanisms of neuronal circuits that regulate behaviors. 
  • A Behavioral Geneticist who uses transcriptomic or related “–omics” methods to examine the evolution or regulation of organismal behavior. 

These are the first searches in a planned cluster hire of five positions in the biology of organismal behavior in the next few years. We are searching for creative, collaborative thinkers to join us in taking an integrative and multifaceted approach to revealing the ultimate and proximate causes of behavior.

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Biology Welcomes Four New Assistant Professors

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The Department of Biology is delighted to announce that four new assistant professors will be joining our faculty in 2016-2017.  Three new assistant professors were hired as part of the department’s first cluster hire in Geographical Ecology.  Aquatic ecologist Dan Allen and physiological ecologist Katie Marshall will begin at OU in August 2016, while evolutionary ecologist Katharine Marske will join the department in January 2017. We also are excited to announce that avian genomicist Matthew Miller recently joined the department as an assistant professor of biology in addition to serving as an assistant curator of ornithology at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History.  Welcome Dan, Katie, Katharine, and Matt!